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Pregnancy Test for the Vision-Impaired Users

  • Tereza Hyková
  • Adam J. Sporka
  • Jan Vystrčil
  • Martin Klíma
  • Pavel Slavík
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6768)

Abstract

The vision-impaired people manage to cover most of their everyday needs with the help of technological equipment. Some needs, however, still require special attention: For example, commonly used pregnancy tests provide results that may be interpreted only visually. The users of these tests who are vision-impaired are dependent on a help of a sighted person which is a drastic invasion of users’ privacy. This paper proposes a solution to this problem: A design of a prototype of a system allowing the vision-impaired users to interpret the results of a pregnancy test using a PC with scanner is presented and evaluated.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tereza Hyková
    • 1
  • Adam J. Sporka
    • 1
  • Jan Vystrčil
    • 1
  • Martin Klíma
    • 1
  • Pavel Slavík
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Graphics and InteractionCzech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical EngineeringPraha 2Czech Republic

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